offshore barrier


offshore barrier
a bar parallel to shore high enough to be above high water. Also called barrier island and offshore beach

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • offshore barrier —    see barrier beach2 …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • offshore beach — offshore barrier …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • barrier beach —    1) A narrow, elongate, coarse textured, intertidal, sloping landform that is generally parallel with the beach ridge component of a barrier island or spit and adjacent to the ocean.    Compare: barrier island.    SSS    2) [ relict ]… …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • barrier beach — a bar parallel to shore high enough to be above high water. Separated from the mainland by open water (lagoons, bays and estuaries) or by salt marshes. Also called barrier island and offshore barrier …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • Offshore oil spill prevention and response — Inspector on offshore oil drilling rig Offshore oil spill prevention and response is the study and practice of reducing the number of offshore incidents that release oil or hazardous substances into the environment and limiting the amount… …   Wikipedia

  • Offshore wind power — View of Lillgrund Wind Farm, Sweden Offshore wind power refers to the construction of wind farms in bodies of water to generate electricity from wind. Better wind speeds are available offshore compared to on land, so offshore wind power’s… …   Wikipedia

  • offshore bar — noun : barrier 2b(1) * * * offshore bar, = barrier beach. (Cf. ↑barrier beach) …   Useful english dictionary

  • barrier — /ˈbæriə / (say bareeuh) noun 1. anything built or serving to bar passage, as a stockade or fortress, or a railing. 2. any natural bar or obstacle: *Blaxland, Wentworth and Lawson had found a way over the blue barrier that had pinned the settlers… …   Australian English dictionary

  • offshore beach —    see barrier beach2 …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms

  • offshore bar —    (not recommended)    use barrier beach …   Glossary of landform and geologic terms


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